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say pm here in moscow this is our t. international tonight libyans are voting for a new parliament but few are expected to turn out during the worst security crisis in years and public apathy towards the battle. it is human rights watch reveals shocking details of the abuse of detainees by unaccountable militias across libya we investigate this. also to russian lawmakers repealed permission to deploy troops to ukraine in a move to support peace efforts the council of europe tells r.t. it's a positive step. and in iraq battles with militants over a key oil refinery leave dozens dead as u.s. advisors stop propping up the beleaguered army now.
if you just joined us one is kevin owen it's very good to have your company your top story than this libyans are choosing a new parliament the worst amid the worst violence in the country since the revolution three years ago turnouts expected to be low with less than a third of the population even registered to vote right now since for gadhafi was toppled the libyan leadership's revolving door is seeing heads of state come and go whoever is chosen this time around will be the country's six leader in just two years but the government still holds little sway any way over large parts of the country where breakaway militias are running rampant and there are also fears of a military coup of to rogue general garner of popular support in fighting the militants is artie's paul asleep. it was a time when david cameron and his allies paraded the libyan revolution as
a win for western democracy very bright and salute your courage and well we are proud of the role that we play doubt we know this was your revolution from your bravery a time when tony blair's handshake with colonel gadhafi was conveniently forgotten and maybe now the british prime minister might want to forget that the libyan democratic project did not turn out quite as planned the method libya is. op and violence state was allowed political stability zation our internal security for its people always out in security in its border the point of entry election is underway but the hand of the rule seems very far away two months ago parliament was overrun by gunmen jihadists militias and gangsters have taken over the streets as the climate of fear intensifies a growing number of libyans look to general belief or have tar as they say via his
supporters see him as the only man capable of crushing radical armed groups and building a national army the us excel has promised to rid the country of foreign fighters and with strong links to egypt's new president washington considers him a cia asset but not contained with meddling from a far the united states has sparked outrage by seizing a libyan citizen from benghazi but i think that america came in and kidnapped a person and we might have different opinions about him what of this is alleged than scepticism no matter who these what they can mean and keeping that someone from going ghazi. but america's saying nothing america is not responsible for what happened in libya nor is it responsible for what's happening in iraq today western powers were quick to praise themselves for they were initially if it's in libya and just as fast to disavow all this. uncivility in being gandhi the bombed out ruins from general have towns lost offensive still smoldering libyans office treated but
feel powerless even with voting slips in the hand the last time they had of evolution did not turn out so well for the c n t. twenty eleven uprising also washes an ear of economic instability for libya to oil production dropped sharply and has so far failed to reach pre revolution levels g.d.p. had risen a bit but now it's back down again over poor levels of all output and fears of another civil war the director of libya's first think tank believes the country's ripe sadly for a new conflict the difficulty is whether or not those that are chosen through the elections are respected boy by the collective will of the people whether militias or other on groups you know respect the outcomes of of an actual electoral process are there for the symptoms in libya that could. result in civil conflict and conflict among stroy confidantes various militias and but amongst
various cities. though i would say that's a very very nuanced conflict that is it's mainly a conflict over financial assets i wouldn't say it's a it's a people versus people who are tired versus town all out onslaught and it wouldn't mimic the revolution or violence that we saw or three years ago but i would say that there are some dangerous signs of the moment meanwhile human rights watch is warning of dire abuses in libya a report based on interviews with detainees highlights torture in jails including strip searches and beatings one of its authors says the tough security crisis in the country is no excuse for such violations we spoke to gerry simpson earlier he blamed unaccountable militias for the abuse. they spoke of being whipped with cables burned with cigarettes kicked in their heads suspended from trees with their feet and torsos whipped over prolonged periods of time women were searched by male guards and clearly intimate cavity searches and in eight of the nine centers we
visited the conditions were appalling and amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment with sometimes hundreds of people crammed into a space meant for just a few different militia who have been integrated into the libyan interior ministry run different centers some guards take bribes to release people and so it could well be that their violence is motivated by which to put pressure on the people to pay money to leave the sentence in other cases they don't take any bribes and they just detain people for months and in times over a year in that case it could be that the abuses are simply fueled by what seems to be widespread alcohol abuse drug abuse by the guards and it could also be down to basic racism which is prevalent in libya what concerns us the most is that these detention centers don't seem to have any purpose even even if people are deported from the centers into neighboring countries that they were involved right back in libya's borders wide open and so it's very unclear what purpose these centers.
start with arteta learn how the world's biggest war machine has got toy soldiers in its arsenal the u.s. deployed dolls he says because nemesis will tell you about the playground tactics in the war on terror very soon also to why green peace bosses daily commute is leaving environmentalist's fuming we get to the bottom of the controversy very shortly. russia's parliament has revoked the resolution to allow the use of troops in ukraine and it follows a request by president putin as moscow moves further its efforts to deescalate the crisis gripping ukraine's east ridiculous reports. the mandate was implemented the beginning of march on the eve of the referendum in crimea and russian officials were extremely concerned about the fate of russian nationals living on the peninsula particularly about the security of russian military contingent who are stationed at a navy base there of course now the president puts in on tuesday has sent
a letter to federation council the upper chamber off the russian parliament asking them to repeal this mandate in order to start this debilitation process in ukraine russian president has been on visits to where the often president has also supported the russian president on his call for civilization in the southeastern ukraine also russian president was calling on ukrainian authorities to extend this cease fire that is currently in place there it is the last twenty seventh of june but i think that perhaps it should be extended in order to give all sides of the conflict time to lay down arms and come to. the conflict and that suggestion has been supported by. sea. meantime the number of ukrainian refugees here in russia is now thought to be more than sixty thousand many of those lost their homes during here as military operation of these summer is still cut off militaristic across the border in russia the refugees are sheltering you dozens of camps which have been
started by local authorities and volunteers sporadic gunfire back home makes the ceasefire even more fragile ukrainians who decided to stay back fear they too will eventually be forced out at is andrew farmer discuss the crisis with preserves the president of the council of europe's parliamentary assembly this crisis has a tremendous impact on the humanitarian side of the people who are deeply displaced to take away the power of intervening military in russia by mr putin and then by the council of the federation is really a positive step which we welcome we should build on that step as well as the peace plan which was sure put the rest of the saying we are actually ahead on that you asian does the threat of further sanctions actually help the situation
well the i did the sanctions the parliamentary assembly it took and i only can speak for the parliamentary assembly of the council of europe we suspended the voting rights of the russian delegation and to take part in the executing body but we did not exclude them on the contrary we want them to to come and to work with us and i think that is important. a lot of elements today the two ukrainian regions that are branching out from kiev a partly merge as well as joining forces donetsk and gun say they'll create government bodies to operate as a federation. stay with us as we continue to follow developments in ukraine if you can on air and online at r.t. dot com. write the scene. first. and i think that your.
iraqi army air strikes early wednesday reportedly killed at least thirty two people in the strategically important town of baiji that's where government forces are trying to fend off militant attacks on the country's largest oil refinery is a missed group isis said earlier said it had captured that facility the rest has already led to a fuel crisis in some parts of the country washington's reluctant to send in troops but more than one hundred u.s. military advisers are offering assistance british m.p. jeremy corbyn thinks that western meddling is driven a rag to the edge here anyway. the growth of the isis forces is a direct result of the overthrow of the entire system around saddam hussein and then the promotion of what has actually turned out to be very sectarian government
in iraq ever since then and also the huge amounts of money that are available for the isis forces so we have what is developing into a very well funded civil war by controlling the oil resources or most of the resources of iraq from the isis forces the present hour at least the biggest refinery then that has caused panic buying and chaos in the rest of iraq but it also cuts off a huge element of financial support for the god. rock and the long term stability of the country is very much in doubt because you now have two broad they really just sectarian forces fighting each other that was never the narrative in iraq was for the. united states and britain and others invaded it was then a rather simply. secular country in the sense that the constitution was relatively secular the outlook is very very grim indeed and this is
dramas to be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. it's changing. the old picture. from around the globe. well again there are many ways to wage a war. strobe boy playing toy soldier is apparently too usually the reserved kids this last way was used by the u.s. in its war on terror maybe unbelievably as a miniport explains between market is
a lucrative industry generating a reported eighty four billion dollars in global revenue and it makes sense everywhere around the world boys generally make kids happy except when the cia gets involved according to the washington post the spy agency concocted a plan in two thousand and five to develop osama bin ladin demon dolls aimed at scaring children and their parents to instill fear in families that would cause them to turn away from the real terrorists the twelve inch figurines were painted with dissolving material designed to peel off and reveal a red faced demon like creature with peter c. and a black facial markings the code name for the project was devil eyes the plan was to distribute the toys to changer in afghanistan and pakistan where the cia was trying to win hearts and minds the cia claims only three prototypes were developed
before the project was canceled however a source tells the washington post that hundreds of bin ladin demon action figures were developed and sent to karate in two thousand and six although the cia did not move forward with the covert operation one of the creepy demon figures reportedly remains the agency's headquarters reporting from washington d.c. marina point r.t. . the middle east a few things through better ways of fighting terrorism and scaring children with toys. psychological war or fear is. a weapon in the struggle in modern day war but it's not the only. factor that defines these kinds of. measures the usually the secret service or intelligence community. in fighting terrorism however since
these action figure those words that act is to children to try to create limits in the sub conscious. or monitor or what. i believe may be a different approach like investing in education of these children would yield much higher results. seems greenpeace can also turn red in the face the organization campaigns for less air travel to cut carbon emissions but a greenpeace executive has flown from luxembourg to amsterdam and back on a daily basis at the charity's expense since twenty twelve well it is for a minute forget the cost take a look instead of what effect his travels have had on the environment a commuter. two of a seven tons of carbon dioxide emissions equipment three tons of recycled waste or one household annual electricity consumption ranald they wrote
a book about greenpeace policies evil leaves off and their words don't match their actions. most observers are proud it's hypocritical as especially when you hear executives defending it as as a compromise between you know the needs of a business and impacting the environment which is basically exactly would. others not to do but i assume that what people who are upset about it is greenpeace is very public about. their decisions in their you know sort of environment in. and then in private or time. is sort of doing whatever personal we feel is best for personal even if it's down and that's where you see charges the logs of hypocrisy you know greenpeace because it hasn't all michiru because they have a noble mission here somehow. you know above the rules working to whatever and that kind of relativity creates the problems like we're talking about now some
great stories on the on our website right now capitol hill's at loggerheads over aid for egypt yet again just months after washington's decided to revive its financial support for the african nation some in congress want it scrapped why online. troll of mobile devices to spy on their citizens sounds like nothing new sadly in the twenty first century these days but now at a tally and hacking firms revealed exactly how it's done we've got the story. for us to really strikes again your acquires power players being caught by rival players this time sinking his teeth into an italian during the world cup clash with guess how the internet's reacting in hong kong for more on that it's. a real life gave a space invaders is being played over our heads but instead of humans vs aliens it's expensive satellites versus space junk with half
a million pieces of debris whizzing around our planet there's everything to play for not least our earthly communication systems we spoke to japanese entrepreneur entrepreneur noble carter who thinks he's come up with a profitable solution to the problem. our daily lives depend to totally dependent on the satellite on a city like technologies like communications weather broadcasting g.p.s. so we should keep it that's this us it to be very sustainable we elect to be moved top two hundred space debris the largest every so that we guess tabulates the destiny of the interstates object to the space and to do that we are now designing the catch a satellite which sixteen of us there were and a big them down to their atmosphere and then and also the mothership which paint six at a satellites the other for example if your satellite he's lost by hitting by there
were eight it would have taken one of five years to precede and more than one hundred millions to cover it so that huge. in the just more world news headlines know the spill a string of bomb attacks targeting russia commuters in cairo reporting at least eight have been injured the homemade explosive devices were used in the blasts which happened inside four metro stations and a courthouse causing widespread panic there the first such attacks in cairo since last month's presidential election. israeli forces arrested a further seventeen palestinians overnight as part of that ongoing crackdown in the west bank meanwhile the guards are the air force bomb seven targets in response to militant rocket fire at israel the previous day regency an increase in violence since three israeli teenagers were missing in the west bank hundreds of palestinians already been detained during the search operation. the new king of spain's already got family issues less than a week after being crowned the courts upheld charges now against his sister
princess cristina over tax fraud money laundering her husband allegedly embezzled millions of euros in public contracts with her business partner his business partner rather if she goes to trial the princess could face up to eleven years in prison. there's been a long grumbling fears in britain about a tide of immigrants coming in from romania and bulgaria after e.u. employment restrictions were lifted earlier this year it's estimated fifty thousand people could make the cross continent trip but it's not all one way traffic it appears can of next explains why a sizeable number of brits a big draw in east to. you know michael is british but spent most of his life outside the u.k. his father worked in the military and the family's done its fair share of globetrotting but it's in romania where mike decided to settle down and open a book or he's been running for five years now i like the opportunities have my
life in my test still the nightlife you know i like to party and it's one of the reasons why i went into this business i love the people the clients the kind of chance you know and the media you see more than welcoming since the beginning of this year they've been able to travel and work all over the e.u. some british deputies worried immigrants could start flooding in even suggested running a scare campaign to put them off coming to the u.k. there are many and dress saw the letter side of the situation and started campaigning for british citizens to move here and work instead since romania's accession to the e.u. one thousand and seven brits no longer have to register when they move here so it's hard to say the exact number of them living here but according to the british embassy it's somewhere between three and four thousand and some have even made a business out of helping other newcomers to get started in this country like jean edgar another british ex-pat who left the u.k. eight years ago after his eighty company went bankrupt he makes
a living here by helping other ex-pats register firms find staff by property and offers other help of foreign businessmen may need when setting up shop rumania has a long long way to go before it could be perceived as let's say a western european type country but for a guy like myself yes i would recommend anyone to come here romania is far from the wealthiest of the e.u. states in fact with the average salary of less than four hundred euros per month it's one of the poorest to the surprise of many word of a mass exodus of romanians to the rest of the e.u. this country has actually given thousands of westerners opportunities they couldn't find at home you got this going on r g book arrest. thanks for being with us the next live news update from moscow thirty five when is time off the break here guess where the u.n. has been goes to intervene in a battle for thousands of people being denied water supplies you might not believe this it's detroit of the mountains got laid still not in her breaking the set.
what's up everyone i might be martin and this is breaking up the set today the fastest growing criminal enterprise worldwide sadly revolves around human trafficking and in fact international profits from labor and sexual exploitation of individuals make up an estimated thirty two billion dollar industry in it when we hear the term human trafficking we might not immediately think of the u.s. but the truth is that tens of thousands of people many of them children are bought and sold as sex slaves all across the country according to government records the f.b.i. is innocence lost program has recovered some thirty six hundred children from sexual exploitation over the last ten years and just yesterday after
a weeklong operation spanning more than one hundred american cities the agency reported that the rescue of one hundred sixty eight children were subjected to sex trafficking this nationwide sting also resulted in the arrests of two hundred eighty one alleged pimps with the help of local law enforcement now while the rescue of these children is certainly great news it's worth pointing out that the covert nature of human trafficking means the vast majority of these crimes go unpunished especially considering that government officials often turn a blind eye or even help the silicate the trafficking but if you want to help get involved in the fight visit the website for the national human trafficking resource center of call the human trafficking hotline because until every one of values life the same the most innocent and hope helpless among us will continue to be swept into the dragnet of this sickening practice. it was a. very hard to take. that
had sex with her right there. if you've ever heard the saying you are your job you know this notion is no more true and right here in america so the us prides itself on having one of the strongest worth ethics in the world and if you're not constantly occupied with your work it's seen as a sign of weakness and laziness according the organization for economic cooperation
and development americans work more than nearly every other country in the industrialized world the average american aged twenty five to fifty four with at least one child spends nearly nine hours and they engage in work less than three hours for leisure and a pathetic one point two caring for others is a really i mean wonder that parents have almost no time for their kids starting from the moment they're born because perhaps the most stunning part of our in same way intensive work culture is that this country does not require companies to offer parental leave it's a problem that's so evident that even got me attention at the white house yesterday obama hosted a summit on working families where he strongly condemned the american parental leave policy saying quote many women can't even get a paid day off to give birth and it's a pretty low bar there's only one developed country in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave and that's us and that's not a list you want to be on on your lonesome it's time to.